“The Can-Do Karate Kid” Helps Build Character

It must be an age-old conundrum for practiced martial artists. Even adults brag on their karate skills, but lack the ability to show it. Traditional martial artists consistently build character and that should be apparent in their behavior of striving for respect, self-control and confidence even if they never show you their fighting or defense moves.

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Me and My Character Building Book in the World

For my first two classroom readings of my character building book I went to two separate kindergarten classrooms where I knew none of the kids and only one of the teachers. That’s where I introduced character concepts through my fictional karate story.

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Artists, Writers and Creatives Working Side-by-Side

These art history stories and other info led to me hosting retreats where I am sharing with and encouraging other creatives. I don't hold people to the standard of the art and literary masters. They don’t even have to share what they create. They are invited to join the space and create alongside other creatives in a positive, supportive environment.

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Symbol for Ryukyu on Book Cover

The name for this symbol for Ryukyu is the mitsudomoe. Mitsudomoe has a literal meaning of “three comma-looking shapes.” The Ryukyu island chain makes up what used to be an independent country called the Ryukyu Kingdom. That is what it was when they developed the martial arts there which were later called karate.

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